Elevation: 3,700 ft
GPS: 34.665, -116.978 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Francis Baker (fran) on Sep 26, 2006 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

New Jack City (NJC), also known as Sawtooth Canyon, is a sport climbing destination near Barstow, CA. With more than 450 sport climbs ranging from 5.6 - 5.13 scattered across the high desert, New Jack City offers something for climbers of all abilities. The rock is an unusual form of metamorphic rock of volcanic origin, offering often tricky and thought-provoking sequences and moves on huecos, pockets, edges, jugs, underclings, and crimps. The climbing is typically steep and diverse, requiring both strength and technique. Located in the high desert the climbing season runs from October through May.

Getting There

Heading south from Barstow on Hwy 247 (Barstow Rd.), turn right on the dirt road at mile marker 63.0. Follow this road for 0.9 miles, where the road forks at a BLM kiosk. Bear left at the kiosk, and follow the road more-or-less straight ahead for 0.6 miles until the road dead ends at the main parking area. The maintained trail from this parking area that crosses the fence leads directly to Raven Rock

Camping

Campsites at New Jack City are first-come first-served and there is no fee to camp. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring and outhouses are not too far away. No water is available so come prepared - this is the desert.

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442 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at New Jack City

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 195
Crooked Dick Spire
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 193
Reaching Rayane
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 174
Three Giant Steps
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 237
Welcome to New Jack City
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 120
Change of Scene
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 147
Step Across
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 208
Holey Moley
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 76
White Out
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 111
Chick Flakey
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 235
Espresso
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 115
The Scene Is Not For Sale
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 125
Gun For Hire
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 91
Candy O
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 66
Crucified
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 66
Crossfire
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crooked Dick Spire Box Canyon East > Crooked Dick Spire (a…
 195
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Reaching Rayane Box Canyon East > Boy Scout Wall
 193
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Three Giant Steps Box Canyon East > Boy Scout Wall
 174
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Welcome to New Jack City Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks W (Warm-u…
 237
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Change of Scene Box Canyon East > Crossfire Crag
 120
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Step Across Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks W (Warm-u…
 147
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Holey Moley Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks N Face "P…
 208
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
White Out Entrance Area C… > White Face
 76
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Chick Flakey Box Canyon East > Sunnyside
 111
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Espresso Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks N Face "P…
 235
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Scene Is Not For Sale Box Canyon East > Crossfire Crag
 115
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Gun For Hire Box Canyon East > Hueco Wall
 125
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Candy O Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks South
 91
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crucified Box Canyon East > Crucified Crag
 66
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crossfire Box Canyon East > Crossfire Crag
 66
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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